Equal Pay Act of 1963

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a federal statute that protects workers from pay discrimination based on sex. It extends to jobs that require equal skill, equal effort, equal responsibility, and similar working conditions. This act prohibits disparity in pay for jobs that require equal skill, equal effort, equal responsibility, or similar working conditions. The act covers all levels of private sector employees and state and local government employees. However, it does not apply to federal workers.